It was a lunch in 1999 with mutual friends that originally brought New York City’s Mac Clark & Ali Geramian together. It was then that they discovered that they shared the same passion for a certain style of house music; not long after that introduction the seed for The Low End Specialists began to grow. From their humble beginnings as local New York City DJs and producers, Mac and Ali were schooled in the NYC club scene where they were influenced by legendary DJs Danny Tenaglia and Junior Vasquez.
Ali and Mac burst onto the scene in 2001 with their widely acclaimed remix of the seminal tribal house classic, ‘So Get Up’ by Underground Sound of Lisbon. This remix which was released on Kaos Records found its way into the boxes of the industry’s best DJs, while being featured on DJ Vibe’s Global Grooves compilation and John Digweed’s Kiss 100 show. From there, The Low End Specialists signed their first single to Dirty Vegas’ Hydrogen Records which appeared on Sasha & Digweed’s WMC Essential Mix and the charts of numerous trendsetting DJs like Pete Tong & Deep Dish. This monstrous effort from them was a hit record at WMC 2002 and fully marked their arrival on the global dance scene.
In the summer of 2002, Mac and Ali accepted their first major NYC residency at the popular Centro-Fly nightclub, home to legendary DJs like Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, and The Chemical Brothers. This residency was the opportunity any DJ would relish: the chance to perform at one of North America’s most recognized nightclubs and to establish their own night in arguably the world’s most competitive market. It was through this weekly residency where Mac and Ali developed their trademark LES sound – a journey which touched upon sexy bassline grooves, tough tribal drums, lush melodies and pumping techno. What resulted was a legendary party that featured Ali & Mac’s patented brand of house music to enthusiastic crowds every Thursday, coupled with guest appearances by the world’s finest DJs such as John Digweed, Carl Cox, Seb Fontaine, DJ Vibe, Satoshi Tomiie and countless others. This residency garnered them worldwide acclaim and enormous support from industry heavyweights and clubbers, establishing The Low End Specialists as one of the hottest names in the global house scene. Due in large part to their night’s success, Centro-Fly was nominated for club of the year awards by both Dance Star & BPM Magazine in 2003.
Now with an extensive discography and successful residency under their belts, Mac and Ali took their show on the road, making stops in a myriad of discotheques around the world such as: Stereo, Montreal; Pacha, Portugal & Budapest; Privilege, Ibiza; Club Q, Switzerland; Ruby Skye & 1015, San Francisco; Spundae, Los Angeles & Chicago; Avalon, Los Angeles; Yellow, Tokyo; Bedrock, UK and Godskitchen in Las Vegas & Toronto just to name a few. Let’s also not forget possibly one of the most legendary nights at one of the most legendary club’s in New York & the world Club Vinyl/Arc where they were regular guests and fill-in’s of the legendary Danny Tenaglia.
Throughout their success in the DJ booth and in the studio, The Low End Specialists have shown no signs of letting up. After enjoying the commercial success of their Janet Jackson remix reaching number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Club chart, they have continued their roll with their remixes of Juliet’s ‘Avalon’ and ‘Ride the Pain’ both reaching top 5 positions on Billboard. They have since remixed the Gorillaz single ‘Dare’ for Virgin and Conjure One’s ‘Extraordinary Way’ for Nettwerk. The release of their last single ‘Power Station’ on Toolroom records received huge support from John Digweed & Hernan Cattaneo and was used on Bedrock’s OS3 compilation. Their newest single entitled ‘One Thing’ due for release on Cr2 late 2005, has already been featured on the labels latest compilation United Nations of House. They are currently remixing Juliet’s third single ‘On The Dancefloor’ and have been asked to produce tracks for Puff Daddy’s electronic album all whilst continuing to work on original material. Throughout their busy studio schedule; they have continued to maintain a rigorous tour diary, one that sees them continuing the grind throughout various North and South American cities & Europe. Now towards the end of 2005, The Low End Specialists plan to continue their ascent towards the top of house music’s elite, producing quality music in the studio while entertaining clubbers and fans throughout the globe.